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After 2 Months of Being Inactive


I LIVE!!!!!

It has been FOREVER since the last post I made on this blog! And I have to say things have gotten pretty crazy as of late. But not to worry I am back with more Kawaii Fitness stuff. But before that here is a quick recap of what happened while I was away. KHRAFTEESI. As you may or may not know, I opened a shop back in March 2014 called Khrafteesi. It is an accessory shop that is focused on Kawaii (cute) and Otaku/geeky merchandise, and as part of my endeavors, I decided to exhibit them over at a major cosplay event in manila called COSMANIA14. So I was very much preoccupied with that as well as prepping my cosplays.

I don’t want to bore you with those details since this is a “fitness” blog of sorts. So lets tackle fitness. I stopped going to the gym for almost more than 2 months now due to my busy schedule and I have pigged out a lot so i’m sad to say that I have gone back up a few pounds. I’m back to 133-134 lbs so that is a bit of a bummer but it was expected. But since the busy schedules are over and sem break is right around the corner, it is TIME to get back to fitness! I couldn’t be more excited! I miss the gym, I miss the sore. I miss eating healthy. I miss it all. Hopefully I will be able to bring more of the kawaii side of fitness more now. I have been trying to gather up some personal materials for you to make working out and staying healthy fun, easy, and cute. Anyway so expect new posts from me soon. If you do have some comments or suggestions please do leave them in the comment box below. I’d love to hear from you.

8 Weeks Out Till CosMania


Hello everyone! I have been somewhat inspired by my progress the last 68 days and since that is over it is time to proceed to new waters and continue improving some more. (read about it here

So in addition to my training at the gym, I am going to revisit one of my old challenges I made (last year) It is the SQUAT TILL YOU DROP CHALLENGE . Why? Continue reading

Day 68 | A Short Update


Kawaii Fitness Photo of the day:

Journal:

Well hello there Kawaii Fitsters! its been 18 days since I last updated its been such a roller coaster ride with me and juggling my schedules. School, work, gym. I cant even blog anymore because i am so filled with too many things. Lesson learned, I will only take up a few subjects next semester so that I have time to do what I want and have to do that is aside from school.

Im sorry this is a very lame and short update. I just stole some time to let you know Im still alive and kicking.  on my next post will be some progress photos. 

 

xx
Lara Novales
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Day 50 | Joining A Competition


Kawaii Fitness Photo of the day:

Fit is not a destination

Journal:

Well hello there Kawaii Fitsters! it is day 50 for me and this is the half way mark of my 100 days. it usually this last half that is always the hardest. So I’m kicking it off by joining this event at our gym. 

So it is a 6 week challenge. roughly about 42-ish days perfect for the remaining time I have on my hands. if i win this I get cash prize which is a big deal for me because that prize money will go to my cosplay this October!!  I NEED MONEY FOR MY COSPLAY! hahahah! So there. I’ll be talking with my trainer about this and I hope he whips my butt some more. I am half way there but I need that extra little push because it seems I have hit yet another plateau. So wish me luck you guys!

Here was my food intake for Day 50:

Breakfast:    2  sunny side ups and red rice, 
Snack:       ramyun (Korean noodles) and a mango smoothie
Lunch:      red rice and creamy chicken with broccoli 
Dinner:     chicken burrito and a surfer’s green smoothie

Do you think I can win that challenge? 

xx
Lara Novales
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Day 49 |Muscle Weighs More Than Fat


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Journal:

Well hello there Kawaii Fitsters! Lara here again with another blog post. So I bought a weighing scale for my birthday… and ever since I have been obsessed with it (sad to say). I have had a very bad relationship with it in the past. It was a great factor in my previous disordered eating a few years ago (which I have gotten over), now it is there to test me and my strength. 

I know a lot of you out there are being controlled by what is written on that scale, but remember IT IS JUST A NUMBER.  I have to keep reminding myself that as well. Since I weight lift, I am much heavier but  my dress size shrinks. Sometimes I still freak out at the higher number on it but I have to remind myself that muscles weigh more than fat. 

Check out these photos for reference. 

As you can see, though their after photos says bigger on the scale, but their bodies are much more lean and toned. HOORAH for muscles. So this serves as a reminder for me and for everyone else, that numbers on the scale aren’t everything. You’ll be surprised to see that though you are “heavier” (says scale-sama) you look better because of muscle growth and tone. :) 

Before I end this post. here is a photo of my lunch in university (yes I have packed lunch just so that I have some semblance of control over my food. And then here is a horrid photo (selfie) of me being all “STAY AWAY FROM ME BECAUSE I AM EATING LUNCH WHILE DOING MY ECON HOMEWORK” heeheehee. 

There you have it. how about you? Are you going to let the scale control your life? 

xx
Lara Novales
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Day 48|Gym is All I Want


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Journal:

I have to be very honest with you all, it has been so hard going on this journey, its been very very SLOW but the results are there. Right now I’m having a bit of a set back because the semester just started and vacation is over. So in the meantime my gym life is at a stand still. I can’t go until I get used to the schedule of my new classes. I need to see which days I am most capable of doing my workouts and at what time is the best for me without compromising school or workouts.  

That being said, everyday that is all i think about. “Gym gym gym gym gym.” I want to go to the gym so badly and I can’t wait for this week and the next week to be over so i can have my fitness life back. So right now Im just focusing on my eating habits (the hardest part of all).  

I’m going to keep this short. I did my first drawing thinga-ma-bob up there!!! eeeheehee I really suck at drawing but Im trying. Thanks to JADE for urging me to do it. Its crappy but cute. :P hahahahaha! 

 

xx
Lara Novales
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Day 42 |Weight Fluctuations and Junk


Kawaii Fitness Photo of the day:

Lern to say no to junk food

Journal:

 Hello people of earth. Its been a week? no… 9 days since my last update and its just right that it is my 9th day with the 68 day challenge with my friend Jade.

So here is an update of what i was up to and what has been happening between the 9 days I have been inactive.

Last week i have been preparing for a Comic Convention in Iloilo City, an island close by. I wrote a blog post about it here on my cosplay and craft blog. 

ICCON 2014

I have yet to write about the second day of that convention. But basically that is what i have been preparing for and then right after the Iloilo Comic Convention 2014 I  had to start my enrollment process for this semester. So basically it has been busy. But here is a brief overview of my weigh fluctuations the past week(s)

May 27141lbs
May 28136.9
May 29 – 136.2
June 2 - 138.1
June 5134.5

I know these are very close intervals and frankly speaking I’m not really that keen on measuring my weight on an almost daily basis. But as you can see the fluctuations are CRAZY. And it all reflects on how much junk I’ve eaten or how clean and good I’ve been with my diet. IT ALL SHOWS. 

As for body fat I haven’t measure that out yet because I want to only do that every month. :) 

So to be completely honest with you. I have been a very naughty eater during the 3 days i was away for the convention and right now, this week, is focused on getting back to my healthy habits so wish me luck. :)

ps. the photo of the day is made by JADE. I shared with her my story and frustrations with a certain Filipino brand of chip (fake pork rinds) called Mang Juan… I love those so much and every time I wanna eat junk, it is that particular kind I want, but every time I have it.. it is a battle of willpower. heeheehee. But I am learning to say no, little by little.

How about you? What junk food can you not live without?

 

xx
Lara Novales
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